Pity the Poor Martyr…

I have pitied the martyrdom of your shyness as much as I admire the “glorious effect”.

Lord W. wrote that day immediately after your visit, saying “it left the most favourable impression.”

He only regretted that you did not speak louder – i.e. he is rather deaf…

His trepidations lest you should not like him amuse me – they are just like what your “Sweetheart” might have been supposed to feel at an earlier period.

He desires me to persuade you that he is not “an old stick of a Courtier” &c…

Seaham Hall (December 2 1814)

Sources Used:

Lord Byron’s Wife Malcolm Elwin (London: John Murray 1962)

"And So I Must Let People Say What They Will Of Me" ~ Lady Byron

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